A FEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT MIGHT BE A WEE BIT HELPFUL:
Q: How many volunteers does it take to produce the Dublin Irish Festival?
A: During the event weekend, about 1,300 people volunteer their time in 60 different areas of the festival. A leadership committee volunteers year-round to plan it with great enthusiasm and good old fashioned Irish passion.
Q: What do volunteers do for the event?
A: From Admission Gates to Beverage Token Sales, from the Wendy’s Wee Folk Area to serving food in Hospitality, and from corner marshaling the IGS Energy 5K Run to helping with Sunday night tear-down, there isn’t much we don’t need volunteer help with at the event. All assignment descriptions will be posted on the application.
Q: Can I serve beer as a volunteer?
A: Generally, no. All alcohol, pop and water is handled by fundraising groups in the festival’s “Sharing o’the Green” program. These non-profit, charitable fundraising groups are paid for their efforts and are generally chosen early in the year.
Q: How many hours do I have to give to the event?
A: We ask that each individual volunteer offer at least one 4-hour shift. But we generally won’t say “no” to those who want to help extra shifts!
Q: How old do you have to be to volunteer at the event?
A: We welcome families volunteering together. But to volunteer on one’s own, you must be at least age 12 – and those assignments are limited. The greatest need is for those who are age 18 & older.
Q: Is there reserved parking for volunteers?
A: Yes! We are fortunate to have a reserved, off-site lot with shuttle service to Volunteer Headquarters, where all volunteers check in for their shift and assignment.
Q: May groups volunteer together?
A: Yes, groups may inquire about an assignment that matches our events needs with your group’s availability! Just pre-arrange the experience with us. All volunteer groups MUST wear our official Dublin Irish Festival t-shirt when volunteering.
Q: Do you offer training/orientation?
A: Yes. All volunteers will receive a link to our volunteer handbook and will be invited to a Volunteer Orientation/Festival Kick Off Party the Saturday prior to the Festival. There and the entire week following, all volunteers may pick up their official Dublin Irish Festival t-shirt and packet.
We do everything we can to set up our festival volunteers to succeed as our partners during the Dublin Irish Festival. We couldn’t do it without each and every one!
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